Every year we recognize special individuals for their years of membership, volunteer service and their commitment to Girl Scouts.
We are asking that you give some thought to who you feel the Board of Directors and your Troops/Service Units should recognize for their outstanding service.
Nominations are due by no later than February 1, 2014. Board-approved recognitions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Troop and Service Unit recognitions should be sent to either the Service Unit Manager or to the Volunteer Support Team, depending on the award. Please follow the instructions for these recognitions.
Board Approved Awards
To nominate a volunteer for Board Approved Awards:
- Fill out a nomination form
- Complete the appropriate number of letters of endorsement
- Submit by February 1, 2014 to email@example.com
Jo McAtee Pin
Recognizes an adult member who has delivered consistent, outstanding leadership service to a geographic region surrounding his/her service unit, that benefits all girls in the region, forwards the mission of the Girl Scout movement, and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.
Service Unit Awards
To nominate a volunteer for Service Unit Awards:
- Fill out the appropriate paperwork and endorsements
- Submit by February 1, 2014 to your Service Unit Manager
benefit beyond the expectations to either a troop or the service unit.
Required forms: Award Nomination Form
Recognizes troop leaders or co-leaders in their first year who have participated in at least two meetings or
events beyond the troop and have outstanding performance beyond the
Recognizes members (girl and adult) in the organization who have served five or more membership years as a Girl Scout. Pins are
awarded in five year increments.
Required forms: Membership Numeral Guard request form
Recognizes leaders who have completed Orientation 101 and 102:
basic fundamentals of the Girl Scout Promise and Law; girl‐adult partnership;
troop management; program emphasis; characteristics of girls at age level of
troop or group; troop meetings; resources; standards and guidelines in Safety‐
Wise; trips; working with parents and consultants; recognitions; planning;
paperwork; and council resources and council events calendar.
Pin and leaves are purchased by the candidate.
Required forms: None.
Recognizes troops who have a diversified and high‐quality troop year. The patch and/or year patch additions are purchased by the troop.
Required forms: Five Star Troop Worksheet and earning at least 80 out of 100 points.
Service Unit Award Forms
- SU Troop Letter of Endorsement
- SU Troop Award Nomination Form
- Membership Numeral Guard Form
- Five Star Troop Award
Board Approved Award Forms
- Board Award nomination form
- Board award letter of endorsement
- Years of Service Pin
- The President’s Volunteer Service Award